Although unconfirmed, this could be the first step toward eliminating the Zagat score altogether. But this doesn’t necessarily mean bad news for local businesses. By adopting a simplified and straightforward process, more customers might be inclined to leave reviews for your business. In fact, Google just launched a brand new, and free, Zagat app for Android. It will give Google+ members access to reviews for about 30,000 restaurants. There’s no word on when we can expect an iOS version.
Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.